Class of 2016
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Pre-Law/Public Policy
- Commuter Student Union, President
- Stevens Chess Club, Treasurer
- RedShift Magazine, Distribution Manager
- Stevens Dramatic Society
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Co-Op Program
- Scholars Program
- Research in Yu Lab, Sukhishvili Lab and Ritter Lab
Advice you’d like to share with the Incoming Class: Always go to class and take good notes, even when attendance isn’t required. Showing up to class gives you insights into the class that you may not get from simply reading the book on your own. Being an active part of your education is crucial in making college a success. Furthermore, professors often make tests directly from what they taught in class.
MY BEST STUDY TIP: Spend a little bit of time each week reviewing your notes so you don’t have to cram. Cramming very rarely works and can be stressful. If you learn a little bit every week, you will retain the information better and feel more confident when you finally take the test. Furthermore, if you realize you have an issue with a specific topic, you can contact your tutor, professor or TA. Some classes have special tutoring centers, like Physics, that have their own tutors. They can provide you sufficient help and support that you may not get the night before a test.
My Time Management Strategy: Create a goals list for each day, with allotted times for each activity. Be realistic with allotted times; I can't study for 12 hours straight and it's probably not healthy to. Make sure to give yourself a little wiggle room for relaxing and inevitable procrastination. Try not to schedule too much into one day, sleep is very important too!
Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: Academic Support Walk-In Tutoring Center, Academic Support Private Tutoring, Co-op, Writing Center, Physics Tutoring Center
What Do You Like Best About Stevens? The availability of opportunities to go beyond the class room and do research. After your first semester you can get involved in research in a volunteer capacity. It's a great way to expand your knowledge outside of what you learn in the classroom and gain valuable experience for your resume.